I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:14
We may not be what others call beautiful or handsome. We may not have an immense intellect or shining talent. We may not excel in physical endeavors. Yet, each of us is a miracle created intentionally and given purpose by God. He knows us by name and treasures us as most beloved children.
There is meaning to each of our lives because even our flaws were fashioned by the Lord. Some of those teach us strength, and some educate others in tenderness.
Whoever we become, it is because God endowed us with the creative resources, gifts, talents, abilities, and ambition to reach a measure of success. We are not randomly placed on Earth. The Good Shepard leads us, guiding us from places of shadow into spaces filled with light.
When we feel we have lost our way or the world has turned coldly against us, we must call to mind the facts that we are cherished and loved by Him to whom all things belong. He set life in motion, how much more will He protect us from destruction and dissipation.
We strive for the best because the Best made us. Jesus enables us to be more than we imagine and fills us with dreams that convey us to heights of greatness, which without Him we would never achieve.
Sit down here near me
The table we will fill with
Then we will see this world more
Clearly, imagining joy
Divinely given without
Applying any restraints.
Sometimes, I am disappointed with myself when I craft something I believe to be essential and no one attributes any worth to it, like the entry I posted yesterday. However, it is not mine to decide what someone else enjoys or finds edifying. I must only do the work. I am given what I am, and that is enough because I am not junk. I am a person of meaning, not of myself, but because God says so.
I am grateful:
- God created me in His image, breathing life and creativity into me, such that I may please Him.
- I am going to get my replacement contact today.
- I am up early.
- Continual reading educates me.
- I have resources for becoming a better writer with processes that improve my ability to convey meaning.
- No matter what my status in the world, God loves me.
- There is nowhere I can go, nothing I can do, which will separate me from the Lord.
As a prompt, create something that gives insight into your view of your meaning.
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© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan